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St Peter’s Tide Parade, Porthleven, about 1920-1935

NumberHESFM:2007.10154
PlacePorthleven Cornwall United Kingdom
KeywordsPorthleven Local Customs Religion Tea Treat St Peter's Tide
PhotographerUnknown
Copyright© Helston Museum

A photographic postcard of the Tea Treat at Porthleven, known as St Peter’s Tide, about 1920 to 1935. The procession is shown on the way to "Rockville", now "Tye Rock", and is passing Lodge Farm owned by the Searle's. Many of the buildings shown have now been demolished, or have been converted. Note the curved wall between two of the farm buildings. Named after St Peter, the patron saint of fishing, local churches came together on this day to march through the village and ended with a treat of tea and saffron buns.